WORKS is part of the Bristol Learning City Partnership and is building a unique collaboration between employers, learning providers and local communities to develop a skilled, local workforce.

Building on existing good practice, WORKS will:

  • Engage – Employers and learning providers to co-create opportunities to equip people with the skills and qualities they need in the workplace
  • Inspire – Young people will participate and gain insights into the wide range of career opportunities available
  • Employ – Employers will recruit skilled people who are ready to meet business needs.

WORKS is supporting and facilitating:

  • A local experience of work framework, which outlines the many ways to experience work
  • Opportunities to network, share and celebrate good practice
  • Recording experiences and ideas from all key stakeholders – employers, learning providers and young people.

The first phase of WORKS will concentrate on the digital and construction industries, due to the national and local skills shortage.

A particular focus will also be given to the digital, high-tech and creative media companies setting up in the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, as well as construction companies involved in site builds within the area.

Thank you to the many employers who have contributed to the development of WORKS and pledged their commitment to provide meaningful experiences of work.

You can find out more about WORKS at: www.bristol.works